Michelle L. Collins

President / Cambium, LLC

Ms. Collins has been President of Cambium LLC, a business and financial advisory firm since 2007. In 1997, she co-founded Svoboda, Collins LLC, a private equity firm, where she served as Managing Director from 1998 to 2006; she is now a member of the firm’s Advisory Board. Prior to that, from 1992 to 1997, she was a principal in the Corporate Finance Department at William Blair & Company, LLC, where she focused on specialty retail, catalog and distribution businesses in corporate finance.  

Ms. Collins is a member of the boards of Health Care Service Corporation (Finance Chair, member of Audit and Compliance and Governance/Nominating Committees), Ulta Beauty (Governance Chair and Audit Committee member); Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (Audit Committee member); CIBC Bancorp US, Inc. (Audit Chair, Risk and Compensation Committees) and Strategic Marketing, Inc. (Audit Committee member). She previously served on several other corporate boards. 

Ms. Collins is a member of the boards of the Commercial Club of Chicago (Civic Consulting Alliance and Executive Committee) and the Economic Club of Chicago (Executive Committee). Professional affiliations include The Chicago Network, National Association of Corporate Directors and Black Corporate Directors. She serves on several non-profit boards, including Chicago Public Library Foundation, National Louis University and the Museum of Science and Industry.